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8 Areas or Ways to Improve Your Teaching and Learning

Posted October 24, 2016 by Duane Covrig

We can improve learning, ours and others. We can!!!! As an Adventist university teacher I feel deeply my inadequacy to teach and to learn. I get overwhelmed with how little I have learned and how limited the development of those … Continue reading

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Five Words Better than 10,000: Teaching & Learning

Posted September 12, 2014 by Duane Covrig

A few weeks ago, I started to explore Paul’s point in 1 Corinthians 14 that in communication, five well-chosen and clear words are better than 10,000 wandering words. This time I apply his point to teaching. Teaching, a special form … Continue reading

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The Trinity, The University and Christian Professors

Posted September 11, 2014 by Duane Covrig

I teach at a faith-based university, Andrews University. We get persecuted in the blogs from left and right, from outside and inside our church. Most of the animosity gets directed at our Seminary. There is something about religious and theological … Continue reading

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Labor Day and an Adventist Work Ethic

Posted August 31, 2014 by Duane Covrig

In the US, we celebrate work by taking a day off. (Except of course if you work the holiday shift like my wife does). We call it Labor Day. It is the first Monday of September but stretches out the … Continue reading

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Labor Day

Posted August 30, 2014 by Duane Covrig

In the US, we celebrate work with a holiday, a day off for many workers. We call it Labor Day. According to wiki and the U.S. government page on this, labor unions spearheaded the creation of Labor  Day as a … Continue reading

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Five Words Better Than 10,000

Posted August 22, 2014 by Duane Covrig

I have been musing over 1 Corinthians 14, where Paul settles a score: five clear words that are meaningful are better than 10,000 babbling words (glossolalia). Theologians wrestle over Paul’s reference to “glossolalia/tongues.” Some say he is referring to spiritual … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Work Ethic

Posted November 29, 2013 by Duane Covrig

Teaching isn’t for cowards. It’s not for the work weak. You need endurance. It’s not for the work week. You do it even on weekends and holidays. My dad was a teacher for three decades, as a junior academy Adventist … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Christian Work Ethic?

Posted November 27, 2013 by Duane Covrig

“Never, Never, Never Give up.” Winston Churchill Work smarter, not harder! Those may be the two guiding principles of a good work ethic—persistence (never give up) with the ability to make sober readjustment when persistence is kicking against the bricks … Continue reading

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